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Different Lives

People lead such different lives,
It's sometimes quite a shock
To hear the tales of souls
Where opportunity won't knock.

We live in our complacent worlds
While others claw and suffer;
And when we get a glimpse, we see
What's there behind our buffer.

For what we take for granted
Isn't even on their screen.
The lucky have, the poor do not;
There's not much in-between.

And money's not the answer;
It's a case of grit and pluck.
Determination keeps the wheels
In motion, plus some luck.

Yet hearing others' stories
Makes it obvious who thrives - 
The ones who work their asses off
To elevate their lives.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Not always. Who knows why some have and some don't. It's certainly not black and white.